Subaru Support Astronomer – ID# 18429

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 


National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.  Regular, Full-Time, Limited Term (up to three (3) years in duration with possible extension for two (2) more years), RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), Subaru Telescope Project, located in Hilo, Hawai‘i.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 

DUTIES:  Participates in the observations with the Subaru Telescope by assisting visiting and resident astronomers to carry out observations.  Participates in science operation of observatory instruments. May be assigned as primary scientist for one (1) instrument. A second and third instrument may be assigned as deemed appropriate.  Pursues independent astronomical research. 

REQUIRES:  PhD from an accredited college or university in Astronomy or related field.  One to three (1-3) years of experience in astronomical observations and data reduction, development of optical and/or infrared instruments, and research in astronomy.  Knowledge necessary to conduct independent astronomical research. Ability to undertake independent program in astronomical research.  Good written and oral communication skills in English. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must be able to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle with manual transmission. Post Offer/Employment Condition:  Must be able to work at 14,000 feet and pass a post offer high-altitude medical examination.  

INQUIRIES:  Masayo Nakajima 934-5058 (Hawai‘i).

CLOSING DATE:  October 16, 2018.   

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.

Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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